The Imago Sequence and Other Stories
Publish date: July 1st 2007
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 249
Edition language: English
I've tried really hard to develop an appreciation for Laird Barron. I started with The Light is the Darkness and found my expectations outweighed what I was presented with. I've also read The Croning and considered it an overly wordy and bloated novel propped up by a great central concept. So I hope...
Laird Barron has got some pretty serious writing chops. I can’t remember the last time I had to look up so many words in the dictionary while reading. Strangely enough it didn’t bug me like I thought it would and I actually dug checking out the definitions. The subject matter of these shorts are pre...
I have this habit where, whenever I approach an author for the first time, I usually tend to head straight for their anthologies before investing myself in their lengthier, more substantial works. I guess the theory is that, by ‘dipping my toes into the pool’ as it were, I get to decide if I’m going...
I read Barron because of the praises he got and comparison to Ligotti. Though there are good stories in this book (Hallucigenia is a superb one) it is rather a mixed bag. Most of the stories seem forced and the weirdness a bit fabricated. Anyone looking for a really amazing stories should stick with...
Note to self: reread.
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